[svlug] ACCU meeting tonight 'An Introduction To Ruby on Rails'

Walter Vannini walterv at gbbservices.com
Wed Jan 14 11:17:37 PST 2009

When:      Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Topic:     An Introduction To Ruby on Rails
Speaker:   Michael Maximilien
Time:      6:30pm doors open
          7:00pm meeting begins
Where:     Symantec
          VCAFE building
          350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
          Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:       <http://tinyurl.com/334rv5>
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard
between Symantec buildings <http://tinyurl.com/2dccgc>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <http://www.accu-usa.org>

This talk will introduce Ruby on Rails. The Ruby programming language and its Rails framework are ideal for programming Web applications and APIs in Web 2.0. Ruby's modern and dynamic object-oriented features make it an excellent language for rapid prototyping and integration of various Web APIs. Rails' superb support for rapid Web application development, database access, and AJAX, make it well suited for creating front-ends and back-ends to the next generation of Web applications and APIs.

Dr. E. Michael Maximilien, (aka "max") is a research staff member at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Max is a founding member and contributor to three worldwide Java and UML industry standards. Max's primary research interests lie in distributed systems and software engineering, especially Web APIs and services, mashups, social software, Web 2.0, SOA, and Agile methods and practices. Max is an active participant and contributor to communities related to Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and Agile methods and practices, inside and outside of IBM. Reach Max via his Web site (www.maximilien.com) and blog (blog.maximilien.com).

Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.


The ACCU meets monthly. Meetings are always open to the public and are free of charge. To suggest topics and speakers please email Walter Vannini via walterv at gbbservices.com

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